Union Health minister Mansukh Mandaviya has decided to hold a virtual meeting with the Indian Medical Association today. It was informed by the IMA that the minister would conduct the meeting through video conferencing at 4 pm regarding Covid-19 situation.
Mandaviya said, “We are working on alert mode to regulate the spread of Covid-19 and are conducting environmental, sewage and human surveillance. Virus RNA was found in the sewage samples in Delhi and Mumbai.”
He also urged the people to wear masks, avoid crowded places and follow Covid appropriate behaviour. The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare decided to hold mock drills at all health centres across the country on December 27 due to Covid surge in many countries.
This is to assure readiness in the availability of oxygen support, and ICU beds among other preparedness measures in case of a surge of Covid cases in the country. The meeting was attended by the Union Home minister, Union Health minister and the CEO of NITI Ayog.